Blackhawks trade for a pair of veteran forwards

Blackhawks trade for a pair of veteran forwards
February 6, 2014, 9:30 pm
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GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Chicago Blackhawks acquired wing Peter Regin and center Pierre-Marc Bouchard in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Thursday night.

Arthur Staple of Newsday was the first to report the trade.

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Regin will join the Blackhawks while Bouchard will report to the Rockford IceHogs, the Blackhawks’ American Hockey League affiliate. Also, Brandon Pirri was reassigned to the IceHogs.

The 27-year-old Regin has played in 44 games with the Islanders this season; he has two goals and five assists and is a minus-10. Regin was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the third round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Bouchard, 29, has four goals and five assists, as well as a minus-9 rating, in 28 games with the Islanders.

According to Pierre LeBrun, the Islanders retain 50 percent of the salary/cap hit for both Bouchard and Regin. Bouchard is on a one-year deal worth $2 million for this season while Regin is on a one-year deal worth $750,000.

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Pirri was recalled prior to the Blackhawks going on their ice show trip at the end of January. He played in three games but was a healthy scratch on Wednesday night when the Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-0.